Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Research article
01 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 01 Sep 2016

Representing the effects of stratosphere–troposphere exchange on 3-D O3 distributions in chemistry transport models using a potential vorticity-based parameterization

Jia Xing, Rohit Mathur, Jonathan Pleim, Christian Hogrefe, Jiandong Wang, Chuen-Meei Gan, Golam Sarwar, David C. Wong, and Stuart McKeen


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jul 2016) by Geraint Vaughan
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Aug 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Aug 2016)
ED: Publish as is (10 Aug 2016) by Geraint Vaughan
Short summary
Downward transport of ozone from the stratosphere has large impacts on surface concentration and needs to be properly represented in regional models. This study developed a seasonally and spatially varying PV-based function from an investigation of the relationship between PV and O3. The implementation of the new function significantly improves the model's performance in O3 simulation, which enables a more accurate simulation of the vertical distribution of O3 across the Northern Hemisphere.
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